Crimes Against a Book Club

"But if I'm going to do something stupid, it's always more fun to do it with a friend." Some books are just fun. They grab you from the beginning and take you on an outrageous ride. This book was exactly that. Fun. I think it's safe to assume that we all, or at least most [...]

My Life to Live

Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother watched All My Children religiously. She [...]

March Wrap Up

March was a busy month for me. I ended up reading six books. Goodreads suspiciously has my reading challenge as ahead of schedule. I'm beginning to think Goodreads is just trying to keep my self-esteem intact. I finished the second and third book in the Red Queen series. I have mixed feelings about them. First, [...]

How to Build a Girl

The other day, I finished reading 'How to build a Girl', by Caitlin Moran. Days later, I am still thinking about it. First, I loved this book. I flagged so many quotes it now resembles the infamous photo of how many people have died in a Game of Thrones novel. I will reread this book [...]

Tony and Susan

A month (or so) ago, I saw a trailer for a movie on Facebook. The movie, Nocturnal Animals, looked like a psychological thriller, intense and mysterious, and was described as a story about revenge. The main characters were played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, two actors I enjoy watching. The best part, it was [...]

Read Or Die: 2017 Reading Challenge

For the last two years, I have participated in the Goodreads reading challenge. My first year, I kicked serious literary ass. I read! I conquered! Truthfully, I have no idea whether I read more that year than in year's past, because I had never really tracked my reading.  Bookworm confession: I am terrible at managing [...]